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  • Photo of the Day – 08/12/16

    Horsehead Rock
    Alrighty team, here we are at Thor’s Day and the weekend looms into view. This is the classic view of Horsehead Rock near Bermagui, taken above the beach that it is only fully accessible at low tides. This is a popular spot with photographers and it sometimes get a bit crowded with tripods at this awesome location. With a drone the tide makes no difference though and I flew from the cliffs above the rocks here and at Camel Rock which you can see in the background. πŸ™‚
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  • Photo of the Day – 07/12/16 – Gerroa

    Seven Mile Beach
    Hey everyone, last night I had a feeling it was going to be a great sunset and made sure I was at Gerroa with plenty of time to spare. It was a bit of a late burner and colour only started to appear right about sunset itself. I got out of the car, went to get my camera out and … realised that I had left it sitting on my desk. Bollocks. It’s not often I forget my camera because it pretty much lives in my car, but occasionally it happens. Fortunately I did have my GoPro cameras and my iPhone with me, so I could still capture the sunset. This is a pano I took with the iPhone, haven’t done much to this other than crop it slightly. It was the kind of sunset that tints everything around you in orange and red. As I moved to a different vantage point I glanced up at a very posh house overlooking this scene and saw a couple on the lounge watching a massive TV with their backs to the incredible view right outside their window. Made me wonder why they bothered buying a house there. People, eh! Strange sorts. Pffft. Ah well, me and the two fishermen on the beach enjoyed it and I hope you guys do too. Happy Wednesday team, we’re at the crest of the hill. πŸ™‚
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  • Photo of the Day – 07/12/16 – Horsehead Rock

    Horsehead Rock
    Well then, here we are at Tuesday and I trust your weeks are proceeding as planned. There was a lot of interest in the photo of Horsehead Rock last week, so I thought I’d share a closer look at it. πŸ™‚
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  • Photo of the Day – 05/12/16 – The Blue Pool

    The Blue Pool Bermagui
    Hey team, a very happy Monday to you one and all. Let’s get the working week off on the right foot with a cool coastal photograph. This rather awesome location is called the Blue Pool and is located in Bermagui on the Sapphire Coast. It’s an epic bit of coastline with cool rock formations, amazing beaches and epic swimming spots like this one. Ocean pools are a real feature of the NSW coastline, the earliest were built by convicts and they’re almost exclusively restricted to this state. This one happens to be the most southerly pool on the whole east coast and was knocked into its current shape thanks to the labour and fund raising of the local surf lifesaving club. Anyway – it’s a bloody awesome spot for a dip on a hot Aussie day. πŸ™‚
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  • Photo of the Day – 4/11/16 – Narooma

    Bar South Narooma
    Hey gang. I’ve had some adventures this week, that’s for sure. The high-point would definitely be discovering the real face of Horsehead Rock (see Friday’s photo!) and the low point would be the tick that I picked up in bushland and made me feel decidedly crappy on Saturday and who took some convincing to let go of me.
    Anyway, my last stop on Friday, before the weather deteriorated, was lovely Narooma. This is a shot taken looking north over the crystal clear waters of Narooma Bar. On the left is Bar South beach which has an awesome roped off area behind a shark net – gets pretty busy there after school in the summer. You can get boats from here to travel out to Montague Island – a trip I really need to make myself some time soon. Thanks all. Enjoy the rest of your weekend πŸ™‚
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  • Photo of the Day – 30/11/16 – Seven Mile Beach

    Seven Mile Beach
    Good morning everyone, hoping your week is going with a swing. Because it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, allegedly. Anyway I headed down to Seven Mile Beach today and was greeted with this lovely sunrise. Don’t now who moved that bench from behind the surf club up onto the dunes but it’s made of concrete so I’m thinking they had help. Also I was bothered by precisely zero flies today, which was an awesome added bonus, maybe they slept in. Thanks all πŸ™‚
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  • Photo of the Day – 28/11/16 – Seacliff Bridge

    Seacliff Bridge
    Happy Monday team! At the weekend, the weather here in the Shoalhaven was looking a bit dodgy for drone flights, but the forecast for further north was looking great. So on Saturday I headed up the coast to shoot a few scenic locations in the Illawarra. This was my first stop – the famous Seacliff Bridge. It gets a lot of publicity (Australia.com seem to feature it every week in Friday fan photos) but it’s easy to see why. This bridge was opened in 2005 and replaced a dodgy and very narrow road built into the cliff edge that you can still see the remnants of. It’s a popular tourist attraction and is best combined with a stop off at nearby Bald Hill where you can take in spectacular views south down the coast. Cheers ears πŸ™‚
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  • Photo of the Day – 25/11/16 – Shoalhaven Heads Public Wharf

    Shoalhaven Wharf
    Well look at that, Friday has well and truly landed. However, it still being Thursday in parts of America, let me first wish all my American friends a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. I hope you all enjoy your turkey or whatever the vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan alternative is. Couple of mornings ago I headed down to the public wharf in Shoalhaven Heads and enjoyed a lovely colourful sunrise. In order to experience the mandatory levels of discomfort (was I flagellating Benedictine monk in a past life?) I made sure the sand flies could have at me by standing in amongst the trees. While they lunched on my ankles (why do they love ankles so much, is it just a question of their natural cruising altitude?) I strung out the fun by taking some 30 second long exposures. The end result is usually worth it of course. So here’s a sunrise over the (currently under repair) public wharf in Shoalhaven Heads. Cheers team. πŸ™‚
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  • Photo of the Day – 24/11/16 – Shoalhaven River

    Shoalhaven River
    We’ve had some cracking sunsets lately, thanks to changeable weather and lots of awesome clouds in the sky. This particular one was a couple of nights ago in Shoalhaven Heads, taken about 30 minutes after a storm blew through. I’d previously been standing in the mangroves and got devoured by the mozzies despite wearing dangerous levels of Bushmans, but for some reason they didn’t bother me when I moved over to the boat ramp. Couple of years ago they installed a big yellow navigation marker in the river and it’s been buggering up my photos from this spot ever since, so I cloned it out of this one and was glad I did. *shakes fist at big yellow navigation marker in river* *feels much better for it* *gets on with rest of day*
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  • Photo of the Day – 23/11/16 – Point Perpendicular

    Point Perpendicular
    Well now a very happy Wednesday one and all. I had been meaning to fly my drone at Point Perpendicular for some time and this was pretty much the photo that I pictured in my mind’s eye. Taking photos with a drone means I can place the camera precisely where I want it, rather than accepting the pot luck of a helicopter or light airplane flight, so I was able to frame this shot the way I wanted. Those cliffs are 100m high and, as you can see, popular with rock climbers and unpopular with sufferers of vertigo. The old lighthouse on the right was decommissioned in 1993 and replaced by the boring solar-powered metal tower on the left. The lovely buildings on the site are closed for the 99% of the year which, I think, is a crying shame – it would be an incredible place for a visitors centre or cafe or even a learning centre of some kind. Being located with a weapons range makes matters difficult admittedly, but still, what an amazing resource to neglect. In the distance you can see Target Beach which is a great surf spot and usually a quiet one since it’s a good walk to get there. Beyond that in the far distance is Callala Beach. Cheers team πŸ™‚
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  • Photo of the Day – 22/11/16 – Honeymoon Bay

    Honeymoon Bay
    There are a few well known locations here in south coast NSW that always get mentioned by visitors. And I’d say somewhere near the top of the list of those favourite spots would have to be Honeymoon Bay. This small crescent shaped inlet is located on the northern side of Jervis Bay. You can only visit Honeymoon at weekends and during NSW holidays, because it’s located within the Australian Navy’s Beecroft Weapons Range which is in use during the week and therefore not very conducive to relaxation. Honeymoon’s just about the perfect beginners spot for snorkelling and the ancient ‘dad’ art of floating-on-your-back-doing-bugger-all-and-loving-it. There are extensive campgrounds behind the beach where you can stay, but it’s so popular that it’s first-come/first-served at weekends and you can only stay there in the long summer holidays by entering a lottery which itself is only open between July and August. So it’s a genuine privilege if you are lucky enough to get yourself a pitch here, particularly in the summer. Anyway, this is what it looks like from the air and it’s pretty obvious what draws people here, isn’t it? Many thanks to Ros for this morning’s coffee – I had a lovely large latte from the Milkwood Bakery here in Berry. Cheers team. πŸ™‚
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  • Photo of the Day – 21/11/16 – Point Perpendicular

    Point Perpendicular
    Another week, another seven days of limitless possibilities. Or, let’s face it, paying the bills and stuff. Anyway, yesterday I paid a visit to the northern side of Jervis Bay, where you can find some spectacular beaches and incredible scenery. I put the drone in the air at Point Perpendicular which surely sits up there with other inventive Australian place names such as Great Sandy Desert. The lighthouse here sits atop 100m cliffs at the northern heads of Jervis Bay and the views, even without a drone, are incredible. Shoutout to Mikayla and Leighton Smith who were rock-climbing the Perp and will feature in this week’s Sunday to Sunday video compilation, when I get around to editing it. πŸ™‚
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